Assumption Quotes

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Steve Maraboli
“How would your life be different if…You stopped making negative judgmental assumptions about people you encounter? Let today be the day…You look for the good in everyone you meet and respect their journey.”
Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Criss Jami
“In an extroverted society, the difference between an introvert and an extrovert is that an introvert is often unconsciously deemed guilty until proven innocent.”
Criss Jami, Venus in Arms

Criss Jami
“Quiet people always know more than they seem. Although very normal, their inner world is by default fronted mysterious and therefore assumed weird. Never underestimate the social awareness and sense of reality in a quiet person; they are some of the most observant, absorbent persons of all.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Miguel Ruiz
“In any kind of relationship we can make the assumption that others know what we think, and we don’t have to say what we want. They are going to do what we want because they know us so well. If they don’t do what we want, what we assume they should do, we feel hurt and think, “How could you do that? You should know.” Again, we make the assumption that the other person knows what we want. A whole drama is created because we make this assumption and then put more assumptions on
top of it.”
Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom

Michelle Obama
“Let's invite one another in. Maybe then we can begin to fear less, to make fewer wrong assumptions, to let go of the biases and stereotypes that unnecessarily divide us. Maybe we can better embrace the ways we are the same. It's not about being perfect. It's not about where you get yourself in the end. There's power in allowing yourself to be known and heard, in owning your unique story, in using your authentic voice. And there's grace in being willing to know and hear others. This, for me, is how we become.”
Michelle Obama, Becoming

William Safire
“Never assume the obvious is true.”
William Safire

Toba Beta
“Your desire to advise other people,
grows in line with your perception...
that assumes you're wiser than them.”
Toba Beta, Master of Stupidity

Amit Ray
“Spirituality is not adopting more beliefs and assumptions but uncovering the best in you.”
Amit Ray, Beautify your Breath - Beautify your Life

Stieg Larsson
“Salander was an information junkie with a delinquent child's take on morals and ethics.”
Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

Toba Beta
“When you make any assumption,
you are preparing room for error.”
Toba Beta, My Ancestor Was an Ancient Astronaut

Emily Brontë
“It's wrong to anticipate evil.”
Emily Brontë, Wuthering Heights

C.J. Tudor
“Never assume," my dad once told me. "To assume makes an 'ass' out of 'u' and 'me'.”
C.J. Tudor, The Chalk Man

Criss Jami
“Assuming what people want is about as controlled as using fireworks to start a fire.”
Criss Jami, Healology

Mokokoma Mokhonoana
“Assuming that all ‘unschooled’ people to lack education is akin to assuming that a salary is the only means to make money, or, that a vagina or a penis is the only source of an orgasm.”
Mokokoma Mokhonoana

Bertrand Russell
“Domestic animals expect food when they see the person who usually feeds them. We know that all these rather crude expectations of uniformity are liable to be misleading. The man who has fed the chicken every day throughout its life at last wrings its neck instead, showing that more refined views as to the uniformity of nature would have been useful to the chicken.”
Bertrand Russell, The Problems of Philosophy

Petros Scientia
“We may convince ourselves that something is true, but that doesn’t make it true.”
Petros Scientia, Exposing the REAL Creation-Evolution Debate

“In 2004, the FDA urged drug companies to adopt a 'Don't ask, don't tell' policy with respect to their clinical-trial data showing that antidepressants are not better than placebos for depressed children. If the data were made public, they cautioned, it might lead doctors to not prescribe antidepressants. The FDA believed that the jury was still out on antidepressants for children. Even if the clinical trials show negative results, an FDA spokesperson was reported to have said to a Washington Post reporter, it doesn't mean that the drugs are ineffective. The assumption seems to have been that doctors should prescribe medications that have not been shown to work, until it has been proven that they don't work.”
Irving Kirsch, The Emperor's New Drugs: Exploding the Antidepressant Myth

“The only way to avoid costly mistakes per time is to begin to see life out of two lenses at the same time,”
Bamigboye Olurotimi

Steven Magee
“My assumption with COVID-19 is I will be infected at some point and to ensure my body is prepared for it by taking antiviral supplements.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“Making the assumption from the outset that the police are corrupt will help in protecting you from their corruption.”
Steven Magee

C.A.A. Savastano
“Those who believe they cannot be defeated, lack imagination.”
C.A.A. Savastano

Petros Scientia
“God doesn’t base His statements on assumptions. He bases His statements on the truth.”
Petros Scientia, Exposing the REAL Creation-Evolution Debate

Petros Scientia
“Sound reasoning must be built on truth.”
Petros Scientia, Exposing the REAL Creation-Evolution Debate

Petros Scientia
“Reasoning built on made-up stuff isn’t rational.”
Petros Scientia, Exposing the REAL Creation-Evolution Debate

Petros Scientia
“Can we self-generate knowledge by simply assuming things to be true? Where do assumptions come from?”
Petros Scientia, Exposing the REAL Creation-Evolution Debate

Petros Scientia
“Whenever we have any experience, we interpret the experience. We interpret every observation. We then insert our interpretations of our experiences into our worldviews. We accumulate interpretations of experiences in our worldviews. Our worldviews seem like reality, but they aren’t real. We could call our worldviews “worldly wisdom.” They aren’t the wisdom that God imparts, but God speaks to us about His wisdom as compared to worldly wisdom.”
Petros Scientia, Exposing the REAL Creation-Evolution Debate

“Ironically, in the digital age of the internet, mobile computing, and social media, one can claim or assume to have known someone too much, yet so little has been understood about the silent narrative of someone’s story; and that is regretfully sad and tragic. (— Danny Castillones Sillada, The Unspoken Infinities of Silence)”
Danny Castillones Sillada

Erica Bauermeister
“Cinnabar- orange blossom, clove, lily, a touch of patchouli." She ticked the ingredients off. "That woman picked her perfume in college in 1978, and she's worn it ever since." She looked over at me and smiled. "She thinks it defines her. She's right. And that one." She nodded toward a woman standing by the leather boots in the shoe department. "Roses and gin, one of those boutique perfumes. She likes the joke of it, but she's more traditional than she'll ever admit. I bet she has plenty of fantasies she never acts on."
It was like the game I used to play, back when I read the bedsheets in the cottages at the cove, tried to figure out who the guests were, what they wanted.
As we started up the escalator, a woman in her midsixties passed us going down, trailing a wake of fresh oranges behind her.
"Did you know," Victoria said over her shoulder, "that if you put men in a room with just the faintest smell of grapefruit, they tend to think the women around them are six or seven years younger than they actually are?”
Erica Bauermeister, The Scent Keeper

Petros Scientia
“In addition to the confirmation bias and circular reasoning of the worldview-assumption filter, the Münchausen trilemma eliminates any natural way of reaching the truth. Every argument needs true premises, and those premises require an additional argument to prove them. The result is an infinite regression of unproven proofs.”
Petros Scientia, Exposing the REAL Creation-Evolution Debate: The Absolute Proof of the Biblical Account

Alex Brunkhorst
Assumptions are the mother of all fuck-ups.
Alex Brunkhorst, The Gilded Life of Matilda Duplaine

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